PRLog - May 21, 2012 - PEORIA, Ariz. -- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “The most common indoor molds are Cladosporium, Penicillium, Aspergillus, and Alternaria.”
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Many species of Penicillium can thrive in environments with low humidity. This allows the fungi to colonize indoor environments better than many other types of fungi. In addition to causing allergic reactions in many people and potentially acting as an asthma trigger, a number of Penicillium species also produce mycotoxins. These toxic secondary metabolites include Ochratoxin, Citrinin, and Patulin. Penicillium marneffei is a pathogenic species of Penicillium that has become a growing opportunistic pathogen, particularly for people suffering from AIDS.
SEHC recently sponsored an educational video to help educate people about Penicillium that can be seen at:
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